MCLOUD—The McLoud Redskins played host to Ada on Thursday and dropped a 9-4 decision to the visiting Cougars.
The two teams traded lone runs in the first inning of play. Ada started things off in the top half of the frame. Zac Carroll doubled to right and moved to third on an error. Carroll scored on a balk by McLoud starting pitcher Hunter Ryan.
The Redskins responded in the bottom half with an RBI single from Sammy Keller. His hit to left field scored Damien Dye, who got on board with a one-out infield single. Keller finished the game with a 2-for-3, two RBI effort.
Ada seized control in the top of the second inning. The Cougars scored four runs on three hits, including back-to-back home runs from Bo Charboneau and Carroll. Charboneau’s shot over the left field fence scored two. Ada led 5-1 at that point.
McLoud answered with two runs in the second inning, and did so on a two-out rally. Wes Olds walked and Dye singled to left. Duke Crossley then ripped a single to right, scoring Olds. Koalton Keller scored Dye on another infield single. Sammy Keller then walked to load the bases, but a Jaxton Pennington strikeout ended the scoring.
Ada led 5-3 heading into the fourth and their advantage was cut by another run in the bottom of the inning. Dye doubled to center and was brought home by Sammy Keller’s second RBI single of the game.
Ada, leading 5-4, scored another run in the top of the fifth to make the count 6-4 and increased it to 9-4 after a three-run sixth.
Relief pitcher Hunter Condon closed the door on the Redskins in the last two innings, securing the Ada win. Tovan Thomson earned the victory for the Cougars.
Dye went 3-for-4 for the Redskins while Crossley went 2-for-3 with an RBI.
McLoud falls to 5-15 on the season and will play Elk City in Tecumseh at 11 a.m. Friday. They will also play Byng at 4 p.m.